The otherworldly Devon Rex makes quite an impression: an elfin face, captivatingly large, round eyes, oversized ears, all wrapped in a short, disheveled coat of curly fur. Add to this their curious, mischievous, pixie-like personality, and you’ve got a cat like no other.
Though they may look like they’re from another planet, the dainty Devon Rex happened by chance in Devon, England when a curly coated tom won the love of tortie and white stray, who found herself a home just in time for her babies to be born. One kitten of this litter resembled his curly-coated dad, and he became the founding father of the now-beloved breed.
For a little cat, the Devon Rex has a big personality. They’re sometimes described as dog-like for their loyalty and their tendency to follow their favored family member around the house. Intelligent and playful, they can be taught tricks, and adapt well to walking on the leash. Though some have suggested that the Devon Rex is a hypoallergenic breed, this is simply not true, though anecdotally people have claimed to be less affected by them. If allergies area concern, time should be spent with a Devon Rex before choosing this breed, as this is a cat who will be all over you: on your lap, perched on your shoulder, snuggled beneath the covers, and rubbing their face affectionately against yours.
Appearance / lifespan:
To say the Devon Rex is an unusual looking cat is an understatement. They are small to medium sized with a delicate bone structure, though broad-chested and actually quite muscular. The font legs are long, and thin, but the hind legs are more substantial: the Devon Rex actually has impressive jumping prowess. Their tail is long and tapering.
The Devon Rex’s face is unmistakable. The head, small in comparison to the cat’s size, is a rounded wedge-shape, and sits atop a long and thin neck. Three distinct convex curves form the outline of the Devon Rex’s face: at the outer edge of the earlobe, the cheekbones, and the whisker pads. The forehead curves up to a fairly flat skull. The muzzle is short but well defined, with a sharp bend just below eye level. The low-set ears are very large with a broad base tapering to a rounded tip. The eyes are large, oval-to-round, with a slight upward slant, and may come in all possible colors.
The Devon Rex’s coat lacks the outer guard hairs, so what remains is a fine, wavy coat which can range from disheveled curls to a soft suede-like down. The coat is short over the whole body, but may be particularly sparse on the top of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen. The Devon Rex comes in all possible colors and patterns.
Behavior / temperament:
The Devon Rex is intelligent, inquisitive, and at times, mischievous. This is active who loves to play, particularly if the games involve others. They learn tricks easily, and are known to enjoy fetching. Being powerful jumpers, no high place will be left unexplored by the Devon Rex. The Devon Rex is a very affectionate and social cat, and their friendliness extends to people, other cats, dogs, and occasionally even other pets like ferrets, birds, or rabbits. The Devon Rex is particularly fond of children, seeing them as natural best friends and playmates.
This cat is a cuddler, and will leave no lap unoccupied. Combined with their affection and devotion, this means the you are never likely to be far from your Devon Rex: they’ll cuddle with you on the couch, snuggle under the blankets at night, or nestle up by your face, cheek to cheek. They are low maintenance cats, occasionally requiring an ear cleaning, a quick brush and a nail trim.
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There are so many misconceptions about raw feeding and I hope to quickly properly educate you so making an opinion for yourself is easier. I am a certified nutritionist for dogs and cats and the moment I finished my education I knew I needed to make better choices for my own personal dogs in regards to how I fed them. There are pros and cons to any feeding method so I cannot say it's going to be easy to know exactly what choices to make. The doubtful mind always says no, so anyone unfamiliar with anything is always hesitant. I see that a lot with other professionals in the field, specifically veterinarians. I am fortunate to have an integrative veterinarian who 100% supports this feeding method. Lets talk about the pros as there are many. There is no possible way to dispute that a dog's but especially a cat's digestive system and teeth are designed for a diet of animal tissue, they are carnivores. Having jagged teeth throughout their mouth and a very short digestive tract, their bodies are not equipped to properly process plant material. Think of a cow's or sheep's flat teeth, made for grinding plants, and their 4 chambered stomachs, made to digest and assimilate nutrients from plants. They are herbivores. Feeding a diet of dry dog food, which is very heavy in plant based ingredients of many varieties,synthetic vitamins, and taste additives reeks havoc on their entire body systems over time. Some say feeding raw is expensive and time consuming. I'm part of a group with thousands and thousands of raw feeders around the world and we completely disagree. If you can follow a simple recipe you can make raw food for your pet. Learning how to shop for ingredients on sale and making relationships with local butchers is all you need to make it affordable. I feed two dogs raw cheaper than I wold purchasing an average quality dry food. It CAN be done if your pet's lifetime of health is important to you. There are so many support systems out there for this approach, it truly couldn't be any easier. The shelf life of raw food is far longer than that of dry food. Did you know that the nutrients and quality of dry food diminishes with the passing of each day? My dog's food is kept in a deep freezer and put in the refrigerator for thawing each night, ready for the next day. Freezing locks in all nutrients and can be kept for years without spoiling. Does your dog suffer from chronic conditions like ear infections and skin issues? Did you ever think it could be food related? Well let me tell you that it is. I have assisted with completely eradicating a host of chronic health issues in dogs and cats with diet alone. To most recently include a chihuahua with disc disease and no use of his hind legs. He now climbs steps and runs. He is 12 years old. No other therapy than a raw diet, regular massage, and one veterinary acupuncture visit. Let's talk about the cons. Now, most freeze dried and premade raw can be expensive for the amount you get. Feeding freeze dried is mostly for convenience. I use it when I need convenience like a weekend camping trip. I enjoy making my dog's food. There a lot of satisfaction in it for me. There is so much talk about bacteria like salmonella and e.coli when someone references raw food. Can it be present in raw food? Of course! But, did you know that your dry food can and does have the same bacteria? Dry and canned pet food recalls are a very common for bacteria. I have 100% control over the ingredients, processing, and storing of my pets raw food. Proper handling and sourcing of raw ingredients can and does deeply diminish the probability of bacteria. What about parasites? Again, yes of course raw materials can have parasites. As can dry and canned mass produced pet food. And again, the proper handling and sourcing of these ingredients remove this concern. (As a note: I have been raw feeding for over 5 years and NOT ONE of my dogs or clients have been treated for parasites or bacterial issues) Proper formulation can be a con to raw feeding. Honestly, its ridiculously easy. But without the proper ratio of ingredients you can cause issues. Companies make you think it is hard. They want to make you buy their product. It's a marketing scheme that works and unfortunately affects our pets negatively. I hope this review can shed light into the seemingly scary world of raw feeding. Educate yourselves and don't be afraid to jump in head first. Your pet's health and quality of life will be all the proof you need to know this is without a doubt the best decision you have ever made. .
From Megan S 58 days ago